Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Sixth wave of COVID-19 advances in Mexico; These are the safety measures and what you should know

The return of COVID-19 in Mexico is already being considered a sixth wave epidemic in the country. According to Hugo López-Gatell, the federal undersecretary of health, there has been a “slow” increase in positive cases during the recent five weeks.

Figures from the weekly technical report of the federal health ministry confirm this There are 20 thousand 642 active cases in the country. As of this 13 December, which means an increase of 6,920 positive cases of COVID-19 as compared to the previous report.

according to the report, The 10 institutions most affected by the rebound in COVID-19 cases in Mexico In order of incidence rate, they are:

How does the sixth wave of COVID-19 in Mexico compare to other countries?

During President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s morning conference, while participating in El Pulso de la Salud, Hugo López-Gatell reported that The return in COVID-19 cases in Mexico is similar to what is happening in other parts of the world In the winter season, when respiratory infections increase.

They said that COVID-19 is expected to enter the seasonal phaseThat is, without waves of infection in the spring and summer, and it is one of 360 identified respiratory viruses that affect people.

When talking about the death curve, Hugo López-Gatell insisted that the second wave of the pandemic was the deadliest; However, the fatality decreased after the third and now, in the sixth, “the death rate is markedly lower, fortunately.”

Lopez-Gatell elaborated with The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is expected to rise in the next weeks, However, he said, they would not have the same severity and mortality rate as previous peaks.

he also said The occupancy of normal beds is 4 per cent. and two percent in bed with a fan until December 13.

Rebound in COVID-19 cases in Mexico: Which states have reported the most cases?

Reports from the Federal Ministry of Health indicate that, as of December 13, 20,642 active cases have been recorded, with an incidence rate of 15.9 per 100,000 inhabitants (from December 29 to December 12, 2022).

The 10 states reporting the most active COVID-19 cases are:

  • Mexico City – 6,110
  • Quintana Roo – 1,593
  • Tabasco – 1533
  • State of Mexico – 1,531
  • Yucatan – 1,304
  • Sonora – 839
  • chihuahua – 783
  • Baja California – 755
  • Nuevo Leon – 711
  • Jalisco – 513

Which age groups are most affected by the surge in COVID-19 cases in Mexico?


Data from the Ministry of Health’s weekly technical report establish that three age groups have been most affected by the COVID outbreak in Mexico.

Data from the most recent five weeks shows the groups most affected are:

  • 18 to 29 years
  • 30 to 39 years old, and
  • From 40 to 49 years.

What if I have COVID-19, influenza or other respiratory virus?

Despite the detection of new forms of COVID-19 in Mexico, such as those known as ‘Xibalbá’ or ‘Perro del infierno’, as well as other typical respiratory viruses of the holiday season such as influenza, Hugo López-Gatell The explained measures should be followed:

  • isolated at home
  • exercise bent elbow sneeze
  • washing hands frequently with soap and water
  • use alcohol-gel
  • clean work or home surfaces
  • Use face mask properly mainly in closed and crowded places.
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